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How to Give a Killer Keynote

Saturday, August 4, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cascade A/B

Once you’ve had a little success publishing your books, you may be asked to give a keynote address. Keynote addresses are a great way to market your books, meet your readers, and inspire other writers. Unfortunately, not every writer is a born public speaker. Combing his experience in the theater as well as years of public speaking, William Kenower will help participants understand both the structure of a typical keynote, as well as some helpful tips for how to speak effectively to a room full of strangers.


Bill Kenower

William Kenower is the author of Fearless Writing: How to Create Boldly and Write With Confidence, and Write Within Yourself: An Author’s Companion, the Editor-in-Chief of Author magazine, and a sought-after speaker and teacher. In addition to his books he’s been published in The New York Times, Edible Seattle, Parent Map, Tifferet Journal, and has been a featured blogger for the Huffington Post. His video interviews with hundreds of writers from Nora Ephron, to Amy Tan, to William Gibson are widely considered the best of their kind on the Internet. He also hosts the online radio program Author2Author where every week he and a different guest discuss the books we write and the lives we lead.